Tiers Before Bedtime
The alchemically magical union of cocoa solids, cocoa butter and sugar has for so long captivated humankind that it’s little wonder fabled Swiss chocolatier Lindt has met with such worldwide success with its signature chocolate cafes, and Tokyo is no exception.
Nestling on Ginza’s stylish Namiki dori, Cafe Lindt has become the default dessert drop-in for footsore fashionistas and Yum Mums who have temporarily run out of yum. While the Ginza branch stocks the full product range of chocolate bars, Delices (macarons) including Champagne and salted caramel, as well as their famed and scandalously good Lindor balls (19 varieties including Stracciatella, peanut butter, cinnamon, raspberry... oy!), the desserts and drinks are what really tip the balance from choc fix to destination cafe.
Choose from iced chocolate or mocha, mix-your-own hot chocolate (served with a jug of frothed milk and a melted pot of Lindt), milkshakes and a full range of teas, and if that weren’t enough, there’s a dizzying range of edible sins too.
The house speciality waffle arrives with a generous scoop of vanilla bean and white chocolate ice-cream plus hot milk chocolate fudge sauce; the Opera Cake features thin layers of dark chocolate ganache, coffee butter cream and coffee syrup-soaked almond sponge; the White Chocolate Framboise tempts with tiers of white chocolate mousse, almond success and raspberry pureé. Whatever you choose, one thing’s for certain - it’s always tiers before bedtime!